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Poison? Sound the alarm (5)


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'poison?' is the definition.
(I know that toxin is a type of poison)

'sound the alarm' is the wordplay.
'sound' shows a homophone (sound like).
'the alarm' becomes 'tocsin' (tocsin is a kind of alarm).
'tocsin' is a homophone of 'TOXIN'.

(Other definitions for toxin that I've seen before include "Form of poison" , "Poison of organic origin" , "Poisonous substance" , "Natural poison" , "Poison, venom" .)

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